Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
The New Year holiday and that little bit of extra time off from work is a good time to get cleaned up, reorganized, and ready for a bright new year. I've been in the zone myself.
Welcome to a brand new year of mental_floss Brain Games.
What did you do on New Year's Eve?
Saturday, 01-02-2010, was the second Palindrome Day of the 21st century. The last time we celebrated was 10-02-2001.
by Tim Farrell
Forget magazine clippings and newspaper headlines.
Water Lowered for Farting Turtles
The staff at the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre in Norfolk, England learned their lesson last year, when farting turtles set off overflow alarms at another aquariu
How to say the year. This is important in order to communicate properly and avoid petty disagreements. (via YesButNoButYes)
What Israel can teach us about security.
We've been counting down the year's most-read mentalfloss.com stories. First we rattled off #20 to #14. Then came #13 to #6. At long last, here are the five most popular stories of
Why put off until tomorrow what pleasures you can enjoy today? Because people have the mistaken notion that someday they won't be as busy as they are today.
Did you know that in Switzerland people ring in the new year by dropping a dollop of cream on the floor?
This may make me a total dork, but my favorite part about New Year's Day is getting up and watching the Rose Parade in my pajamas.
"¢Â Fortune cookies were introduced by a Japanese (not Chinese!) immigrant named Makoto Hagiwara, who ran a tea room in San Francisco.
Jason English, our esteemed editor, wonders, "How many other Camrys would my remote unlock?
This year I posted a bunch of Sesame Street videos.